Dooley - Prison Suicide in England and Wales

A quick revision quiz to jog your memory on the Dooley study (Forensics -> After A Guilty Verdict -> Imprisonment)

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1. In the analysis of suicides, what percentage of suicides were committed by 1. Hanging and 2. Drug Overdose

  • 45% by Hanging | 37% by Drug Overdose
  • 97% by Hanging | 0.8% by Drug Overdose
  • 90% by Hanging | 3.7% by Drug Overdose
  • 87% by Hanging | 2.5% by Drug Overdose
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2. How many suicides occurred between the hours of midnight and 8am?

  • 50%
  • 100%
  • 75%
  • 25%

3. How many had a history of self-abuse?

  • 43%
  • 65%
  • 73%
  • 54%

4. A content analysis was conducted of Prison Department Personal Files, select the 3 correct examples of things found in the Personal Files.

  • Coroners' Inquest, Height & Weight, Favourite Food
  • Coroners' Inquest, Time Spent in Prison, Inmate's Background
  • Height & Weight, Time Spent in Prison, Inmate's Background
  • Coroners' Inquest, Favourite Food, Inmate's Background

5. How many suicides occurred when prisoners were on remand? (Imprisoned awaiting their hearing)

  • 23%
  • 47%
  • 39%
  • 11%

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